Japanese Company Goes Out Of Business After 1,428 Years
In addition to a lot of other things, it makes one consider what a young nation America is. This business was operating for nearly seven times longer than we've been a nation.
The world's oldest continuously operating family business ended its impressive run last year. Japanese temple builder Kongo Gumi, in operation under the founders' descendants since 578, succumbed to excess debt and an unfavorable business climate in 2006.
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